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Silva Military Base Plate 5-6400/360 Compass


More distinct, easier to read

2 scales, soft and bendable, easy to place directly on to your route on the map.


The “full-sized” base plate compass for experienced navigators – used by NATO Forces around the world. Mainly used by the infantry as a soldier’s or officer’s Compass.

Additional features include measuring scales for positioning (GPS), graduation in mils and degrees (6400/360), integrated adjuster for magnetic declination, magnifying lens and rubber feet for precision map work. The compass has a luminous graduation ring and markings for compass reading in the dark. Once activated by daylight/flashlight it will give light up to 4 hours of light. The included scale lanyard and slope card makes it easier to quickly make a distance judgement of your route or to plan your route in advance.

Accuracy ± 1° (17.8 mils)
Altitude use 5000m @-15 °C
Attachment Detachable safety-release scale lanyard, Slope card
Clinometer Yes
Declination adjustment Yes
Graduation 6400° / 360°
Illumination 4 hours after activation in light, Luminous markings
Impact resistance 30g in XYZ directions and free fall from 1.5 m height into gravel
Magnifying lens Yes
Material Acrylic, PC/ABS, TPU
Resolution degrees / mils 2 / 50
Sapphire jewel bearing for friction-free movement of the compass needle Yes
Scales Baseplate: 1:25k, 1:40k, 1:50k, mm, inch, Lanyard; 1:25, / 1:50
Settling time from 90° angle to complete rest 5 sec
Settling time from 90° angle within ± 3° 2.7 sec
Sighting System No
Silicon friction feet Yes
Size 126x60x13
Type of compass SILVA 1-2-3, baseplate
Temperature operating range -30 to +60 C
Patented red/black N/S lines in capsule Yes
Turnable capsule Yes
UTM position plotting scales (Romer scales) 1:25k, 1:40k, 1:50k
Variant Magnetic Equator, Magnetic North, Magnetic South
Weight 50g
Other GPS scales